Former Salisbury Prep and Phillies standout joins Bees roster
(New Britain, Conn., March 24, 2016) – New Britain team officials today announced that the club has signed third baseman and outfielder Anthony Hewitt for the 2016 Inaugural season.
Hewitt, a graduate of the Salisbury School in Salisbury, Connecticut, was drafted out of high school in the first round (24th overall) by the Philadelphia Phillies in the 2008 MLB Amateur Draft. The 6-foot-1, 190 lbs. third baseman and outfielder spent 7 seasons in the Phillies organization, reaching as high as AA with the Reading (PA) Fightin’ Phils in 2014, before playing in the Orioles system last season. Over 8 professional seasons, Hewitt owns 63 home runs, 256 RBIs, 84 doubles and 24 triples.
Hewitt batted .536 with eight home runs during his senor campaign for Salisbury in 2008, helping lead the team to a 20-0 record. Primarily playing shortstop and third base in high school, the right-handed hitting and fielding Hewitt shifted to outfield starting in 2010. Hewitt took classes at Vanderbilt University during his first professional seasons with the Phillies.
“Hewitt is a very exciting signing for us,” said Bees’ Manager Stan Cliburn. “Anthony brings great professional experience, a knowledge of the Central Connecticut community, and plus tools on the field and we’re eager to see what he brings to the roster.”
About the New Britain Bees
The New Britain Bees are a member of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball and will begin their inaugural season of play at New Britain Stadium on April 21 against the York Revolution. For further information or to become a season ticket holder, email [email protected] or call 860-826-BEES (2337).
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